Whirlybird

This is the newest trick in the tantrum family and like all the others it uses the same approach - wide, progressive heelside approach with more weight on your front foot than rear. However, as you come off the top of the wake, aggressively throw your lead elbow across your face and away from the boat, looking in the same direction. It may help when learning this trick to throw your rear elbow away from the boat as well. Notice how Johnny's head, shoulders and handle are in alignment - he's leading the rotation with his upper body, forcing his hips and board to follow. The key to this trick is looking for the boat at the end of the rotation. If you are rotating to blind, you're not keeping your elbow at head level. Keep your elbow at head level until seeing the boat. At that time pull the handle to your hips to stop your rotation.